HBO jumps from AIS Play to new Thai home at 3BB


Want to revisit Game of Thrones, tune in to Watchmen or binge-watch Westworld? That will soon mean ditching AIS Play and moving over to internet service provider Triple T Broadband, aka 3BB, 

Thursday will be HBO Go’s last day on the AIS Play platform before it moves to the 3BB Member platform starting March 30, the ISP announced Monday. 

“With HBO’s large group of loyal fans in Thailand and long-standing success, 3BB is confident that this collaboration will entertain our 3 million plus 3BB customers nationwide, and they’ll enjoy watching HBO’s premium content on our platform,” 3BB president, Subhoj Sunyabhisithkul said.

It will be available as a standalone service for non-3BB subscribers and offered as part of its broadband bundles. 

This means those wanting to get their HBO on will need to subscribe to it through the 3BB Member app for THB149 (US$4.75) per month with a free, seven-day trial. One problem: Whereas AIS Play wasn’t region-locked, those whose phone’s app stores are registered in another region cannot download the 3BB app. Remember kids, region-locking your apps is stupid.

3BB’s packages start at THB629 and come with HBO GO, TV and movie streaming service Monomax, karaoke app OKE and a minimum speed of 1 gigabit.

Existing 3BB customers can upgrade their packages by visiting the 3BB shop or via its app. More details can be found online

In 2017, Advanced Info Service, or AIS, announced that it would add the HBO channels after it was abruptly dropped by cable provider TrueVisions.

In Asia, HBO Go is currently available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.


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